updated 01:40 pm EDT, Thu March 12, 2009
Instinct S30 at CTIA?
Samsung's Instinct Mini should indeed become the Instinct S30, at least while at Sprint, a new leak claims. The phone is also believed to be not simply a smaller version of the Instinct but a full-fledged sequel, though mainly on the basis of its chassis. Blue and pink versions are expected to be available, and it is thought that the timing of recent leaks may see an official announcement at CTIA, which begins April 1st. The first Instinct was revealed at last year's CTIA.
Features of the S30 remain unconfirmed, but it has been rumored that while the the phone may retain GPS functions, EVDO broadband could be scaled down from Rev. A in order to cut costs. The interface on the device appears to be consistent with the original Instinct. A mid-April ship date has also been suggested, which would be consistent with a CTIA debut.